- 02/15/2012, 01:10PM ET
bostongm 40-22 said 02/15, 01:10 PM
Ok this is the deal..it has to be current and the player has to be in the NHL..
DRUM-ROLL PLEASE....he plays for the New York islanders......
He has a contract worth 67.5 going until the year 2021 with a cap hit of 4.5 million per season.
- He has a career .903% and a 2.86 GAA in the regular season
- He has played in a grand total of 47 games the last 4 seasons
- He has never won a play-off round
- He has a 2-7 career play-off record
- If there's an injury out there a goalie could possibly have, he's had it
- He's been infamously 1 punched by a Pittsburgh goalie shattering his orbital bone
Yes i'm talking about Rick DiPietro...there's actually an article about what Wang and Snow's nickname for him........Rick "Die Already" DiPietro...so they can get him off the books.
Kidding obviously but hands down he has the worst contract in the NHL.
You got a worst contract ?? Lets hear it.
[Mahewman]Big Bad Bruins said 02/15, 03:44 PM
This, to me, is easy.
My contract also originated with a team from New York. However, it all began with the New York Rangers.
Coming off an 84 point season with the Devils this man signed a lucrative contract that put him among the top 10 highest paid players in the league. Now five years later he is currently the 11th highest paid player in the league.
In goals this year he ranks, 523rd.
In assists this year he ranks, 393rd.
Now lets say every team boasts 18 players. 2 goalies.
There are 30 teams.
So this brings us to approximately 540 players skating in the NHL in any given week.
Scott Gomez has outscored 17 of them this year.
He went an entire calender year without scoring a single goal for the Montreal Canadiens.
Not to mention his cap hit of 7.357m.
His output isn't first line, second line, or third line worthy. He's also far too small to be a 4th liner.
Scott Gomez has by far the worst contract in the league.
Ovechkin, Malkin, Crosby, Staal, Nash, Lecavalier, Stamkos, Heatley, Gaborik, Weber,
This is a list of the highest paid players in the league. What has Gomez ever done to deserve to be in this list?
bostongm 40-22 said 02/16, 05:41 PM
Gomez's contract is horrendous i agree but there's only 2 years left on it while Ricks goes to the year 2021.
Gomez has also been a big part of 2 championship teams in New Jersey.
While DiPietro has done NOTHING in the play-offs at least Gomez has been therew and flourished 99 points in 140 career play-off games.
DiPietro ?? 2 wins in the play-offs.
DiPietro just sucks man and the guy is so fragile.
[Mahewman]Big Bad Bruins said 02/16, 09:32 PM
Injury prone vs No Production.
Scott Gomez under his absurd contract has never scored more that 16 goals. Pathetic.
Dipietro has a career average of 2.86 goals against per game. Not good. Not terrible either.
This is also with a Islander squad that is never much to talk about. Perennial cellar dwellers.
A 4.5 million cap hit is manageable under the NHL salary cap.
A 7.35 million cap hit really puts the restraints on a team. Especially when no production is coming from that 7 million.
Now your argument stems at the fact that Dipietro is always hurt, which makes his contract worse. However, under the NHL salary cap rules if a player is put on the injured reserve and is slated to miss more than 10 games. Said contract counts towards the cap but gives the team flexibility to replace that 4.5 million. ie Marc Savard.
Though 4.5 million until 2021 is horrible. It's also not the type of contract that can ruin a franchise. He is entering the age most goalies hit their prime and with a cap in which increases over the years. 4.5 million may not be all that bad in 2021.
Right now. 7.35 million is a lot of NHL dollars.
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